Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-8) are on their way to Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels (11-4).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced off with Boston College and took home the win by a score of 81-76 in their last contest. Georgia Tech ended the contest having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 of 57) and knocked down 11 out of their 25 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets converted 12 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. With respect to rebounding, they earned 33 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 dimes for the game as well as forcing 16 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about defense, Georgia Tech let their opponent shoot 46.8% from the field on 29 out of 62 shooting. Boston College earned 16 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. In addition, Boston College grabbed 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Boston College finished 63.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of their 19 shots. They knocked down 6 of 21 shots from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Yellow Jackets ended up finishing with 22 while Boston College accumulated 16 personal fouls.
Michael Devoe is a guy who played a role in this matchup. He ended up scoring 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played 37 minutes and collected 9 rebounds. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and distributed 4 dimes.
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Georgia Tech comes into this game with a mark of 7-8 this year. They are averaging 68.7 pts per game (265th in D-1) while connecting on 43.9% from the field. The Yellow Jackets are hitting 36.1% on three-point shots (105 of 291) and 69.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Georgia Tech is pulling down 35.9 boards per contest and has accounted for 195 dimes so far this season, which ranks 190th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 13.7 times per game and as a team they are committing 18.3 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Yellow Jackets are forcing 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 31.1% on shots from distance and they are ranked 179th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (68.5). The Yellow Jackets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.7% (374 of 876) and they relinquish 34.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 282nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 214 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the North Carolina Tar Heels got the victory with a final of 74-58 when they played Virginia. With respect to how they rebounded, North Carolina permitted Virginia to pull down 26 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They went 50.0% from distance by going 6 out of 12 and ended up shooting 2 of 4 at the free throw line (50.0%). The Tar Heels permitted Virginia to convert 25 of their 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 44.6% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Tar Heels walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 59 from the field which had them at 47.5%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, North Carolina buried 11 of their 25 attempts (44.0%). They were able to make 7 of those for a percentage of 63.6%. Virginia was called for 14 fouls in this contest which got the Tar Heels to the free throw line for 11 attempts. They turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Tar Heels earned 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 36 for the contest.
Armando Bacot ended up being a factor for the Tar Heels for the matchup. He made 12 out of 18 in this matchup giving him a rate of 66.7%, and totaled 21 rebounds. He totaled 29 points in his 38 mins of playing time and added 2 dimes for the matchup.
North Carolina has a win-loss record of 11-4 for the season. The Tar Heels commit 14.1 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.8 times per contest (96th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 12.3 times per contest. North Carolina has earned 1,181 pts so far this year (78.7 per contest) and they grab 39.7 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Tar Heels are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which is 28th in Division 1.
The North Carolina defense gives up 32.7% from downtown (119 of 364) and opponents are connecting on 70.6% of their free throw shots. They have given up 13.9 assists and 31.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 273rd and 36th in those defensive categories. The Tar Heels on the defensive end are ranked 233rd in college basketball in PPG given up with 70.5. They are forcing their opponents into 9.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (196th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take North Carolina
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